Not fighting with what is happening

Being silent for me doesn’t require being in a quiet place and it doesn’t mean not saying words. It means, “receiving in a balanced, noncombative way what is happening.” With or without words, the hope of my heart is that it will be able to relax and acknowledge the truth of my situation with compassion.

Sylvia Boorstein, That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist

3 thoughts on “Not fighting with what is happening

  1. I listened to an interview of Sylvia Boorstein by Krista Tippett of NPR’s On Being several months ago. What a down to earth, practical, ‘real’ person she is!

    1. Hi Shelly,

      Thanks for the comment. She really is, and her teaching is all the richer because she is so “real”. I like the emphasis she puts on not being in contention with the way the moment actually is. Every good wish for you and your blog, Karl

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